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MenoSundays; Life Lived Lovingly

Good morning dear ones! The MENObloggy has restored its natural balance and Sundays are reclaimed for the purpose of spreading Love with the capital 'ell'. For those who could bear to hang around for the last month as we progressed from A to Z, it will have been discovered that Love is the Universal Connector. For all that was 'foreign' about the Vedantic principles which were presented many, I believe, found something they could take away from the articles and make use of in their own lives. Or at least have food for the little grey cells to gorge upon!

image by 'HiC'
It was both daunting and rewarding to spend a month revelling in my pet subject. However, in the month that "YAM-aunty" was busy doing all that, quite a bit was happening in Blogville, that place of pets and peeps who know how to share and embrace the capital 'ell'.

Not least of the happenings was the untimely departure of the very dear and loving Jessie. I had the most wonderfurs time with Jessie when we met at the B.A.R. back in 2016 (golly, is it really two years ago already?). She and her brother Casey and their 'mum' Andrea drove all the way from Texas to be with us in Indiana and boy are we glad they did. What beautifurs company... and oh my, the smoochies Jessie and I shared!!!

In many ways, she reminded me of angel Jade, with such joie de vivre and desire to share your space.

I joined much of Blogville in sharing the tears of Andrea when it became necessary to say goodbye to Jessie, who had been struggling with health issues for some time. The Love and nursing of 'mum' had ensured a longer time than might have otherwise been and there is no denying there is a hole left where Jessie once was.

Others have departed too, or are facing some difficult times and I just wanted, today, to send out a solid message of Love and Hugs and Wags and Whiskeries and Growlies and Squawks and whatever else is needed to efurrybuddy. I am so grateful to be connected to you all by this gossamer thread called Ether and by the strongest of all threads, that capital 'ell'.



  1. what a lovely photo of you and Jessie, my heart hurts for Casey and Andrea in their loss. it is so true about the connection of love through the internet with pets and people we have never met. glad you got to meet and kiss her.

  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YAM-Aunty what a beautifur post in honor and memory of precious Jessie Box girl extraordinaire! It was indeed a pleasure to meet the 3 musketeers from Texas. Love with a capital 'ell' flowed from all their eyes for one another. In my mind's eye I can still see Jessie and Casey when the pulled into the parking lot at the RRI they were so ready to meet and greet and full of energy and that is how I will remember Andrea and J and C. Hugs HiC

  3. Great photo you two are having a moment.

  4. And please allow us to send that same love right back to you. We too were very sad about Jessie - she was a beautiful girl and held on for as long as she could. Now she lives forever in Andrea's heart.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. We miss Jessie so much and are very happy you got to meet her.

  6. Health and love to you too, dear YAM-Aunty.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (who is positively bursting with spring bounciness just now).

  7. We are all sending love back. Although Miss O would prefer to send it from outside (she is confined to being indoors for the next two months).

    Big klem
    Mara, Brom (and Mouse) and Miss Oswin from NI

  8. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿป๐Ÿผ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ๐Ÿต๐Ÿ”๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿด

  9. What Hailey and Phoddy said...Sending hugs back, what a memories were made those few days in the Summer of 2016!

  10. In the beginning, and in the end, all there is is love! That's all we can hope for. You do so well, Yam, to spread the love. xx

  11. What a lovely and touching post for Jessie and others that have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge recently
    love and pug hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. My closest buddy with fur is my dear Hubby. We both send love acros the pond to our friend YAM. namaste, janice xx


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